Within Exact Online you can work with multiple warehouses and define a storage location for an item. Beneficial for all companies with a large assortment that need to manage inventory and want to optimize the routing for order picking and give guidance to both new and temporary warehouse staff to do their job in an efficient manner.
Optimize utilization of within a warehouse
When using storage locations for structure and picking purposes, any item that does not fit into a designated bin or location needs to be stored on an alternative location. In practice often the top shelve or a generic location is used as bulk location and items are simply replenished when the picking bin is empty.
Although not always applicable, it can become more efficient to work with registration of variable storage locations for items in a warehouse.
In a more complex warehouse environment where goods are received in bulk or have specific characteristics that require more advanced storage allocation methods, it becomes interesting from both a handling and utilization perspective to start registering and managing items at variable storage locations.
The other side of the medal is that it requires strict registration and discipline when handling goods within a warehouse and insight in where goods are stored. For us a trigger to identify pains, gather customer requirements and start developing a solution for it.
As mentioned above, it is alread possible to link an item to a location and pick orders from this location in Exact Online. Managing items via multiple storage locations however will become part of Exact Online Wholesale Distribution Premium. A new Exact Online product for Wholesale Distributors that will include functionality for planning and process optimization.
Storage and managing of items on multiple variable locations in a warehouse will become available in a controlled release later this year.